Become a Committee Member
Are you interested in participating in your local government? The City of Essex Junction has the following opportunities for community members to help support, advise, and guide our municipality. Applicants must be residents of the City of Essex Junction. All positions receive a $50 per meeting stipend to provide financial assistance for their participation. For more information on the boards, commissions, and committees, visit their webpages under the Boards and Meetings drop-down menu.
To apply for an open position, please tell us why you are interested in joining the committee, what education, experiences, and background you bring to the committee, and what you hope to accomplish during your term on the following form. For current members wishing to be re-appointed, please tell us why you want to be reappointed, what you have enjoyed about your time, what you have accomplished, and what you hope to accomplish in another term.
Updated: January 12, 2024
Green Mountain Transit Board of Commissioners
Number of Openings: 1
Role: GMT is governed by a 13 member Board of Commissioners with two Commissioners representing Burlington and one Commissioner from Essex Junction, Essex, Hinesburg, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Winooski, Williston, Washington County, Franklin County, Lamoille County and Grand Isle County. Each Chittenden County commissioner is appointed to the GMT Board by their municipality. Commissioners representing Washington, Franklin, Lamoille and Grand Isle Counties are appointed by the Regional Planning Commission in that county. Commissioners set Board goals annually and these long-term goals guide the General Manager of GMT and the priorities of the Authority for that Fiscal Year.
Meeting Frequency: The GMT Board of Commissioners meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at GMT’s administrative office, located at 101 Queen City Park Road in Burlington at 7:30 a.m.
Term: 3 years
Number of openings: 5
Role: The purpose of the Essex Junction Housing Commission is to “Advise the City Council, Planning Commissions, and other municipal boards and committees on the housing needs of the community, including review and consultation of policy and zoning changes related to housing. The Commission maintains and analyzes the community’s demographic and housing stock information and provides periodic updates to elected officials. The Commission also works to educate the public on housing topics and develops partnerships with developers, non-profits, state agencies, and social service organizations to advance the community’s housing goals.” The ultimate responsibility of each Commissioner is to fulfill that purpose for the greater Essex Junction community.
Meeting Frequency: TBD
Term Length: 3-year term; 2-year term; 1-year term
Police Community Advisory Board (PCAB)
Number of Openings: 1
Role: As an independent board, the Police Community Advisory Board’s (PCAB) purpose is to facilitate communication between the Essex Junction community and the Essex Police Department (EPD) and provide feedback and support to the EPD on strategies and policy, especially around issues of equity. Central to this stated purpose is an emphasis on ensuring the voices and needs of systemically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed members of the community are heard with regard to public safety. The PCAB is a committee with equal representation from the Town of Essex and the City of Essex Junction.
Meeting Frequency: 1x/month; 6 p.m. on 3rd Tuesday
Term Length: 2 year term
Tree Farm Management Group Committee
Number of Openings: 1
Meeting Frequency: 1x/month
Term Length: 1 year term
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